James Joyce

(2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941 / Dublin / Ireland)

Night Piece - Poem by James Joyce

Gaunt in gloom,
The pale stars their torches,
Enshrouded, wave.
Ghostfires from heaven's far verges faint illume,
Arches on soaring arches,
Night's sindark nave.

Seraphim,
The lost hosts awaken
To service till
In moonless gloom each lapses muted, dim,
Raised when she has and shaken
Her thurible.

And long and loud,
To night's nave upsoaring,
A starknell tolls
As the bleak incense surges, cloud on cloud,
Voidward from the adoring
Waste of souls.


Comments about Night Piece by James Joyce

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/3/2015 1:49:00 AM)

    The poet a great Novelist and he is very sensitive to sound....-Gaunt in gloom, The pale stars their torches, he suffered with the problem of eyes....nice poem by Joyce a great work is done by the PH thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,396 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (3/3/2015 1:24:00 AM)

    The pale stars their torches,
    Enshrouded, wave.
    Ghostfires from heaven's far verges faint illume, ..............

    Just from Joyce. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Les Kismet (3/3/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Quite the Joyce ere-era Erse errorriffic tersepoint rhyme rhyme! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 2, 2012


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